“Talent Search” is designed to assist students in grades 6-12 and out of school students in the completion of their secondary or post-secondary education. The Educational Talent Search Program is offered at no expense to those individuals who qualify. Under the special clause in the federal guidelines of the TRIO programs, veterans, regardless of age, are eligible to participate in the Educational Talent Search program. Individuals with prior military experience who want to attend college to attain a degree are urged to contact the WCCS Talent Search office for assistance in this area. Also, individuals who attended college but withdrew before receiving a certificate or degree may be eligible for Talent Search. If you are a college dropout who wants to return to school, please contact the WCCS Talent Search office for assistance with admissions and financial aid, using such sites as FinAid! and FAFSA. The WCCS Talent Search Dropout Reduction Program provides counseling and assistance to high school, post-secondary dropouts to help them get back into school or into a GED preparatory program. All dropout participants are encouraged to think about college enrollment once they receive a diploma or GED. Admissions information from the various two-year and four-year colleges and universities around the country is available to each participant. 


Dallas County
Dallas County High School
Keith Middle-High School
Martin Middle School
Southside High School
Tipton Durant Middle School
Perry County
Francis Marion High School
R. C. Hatch High School
Selma City
R.B. Hudson STEAM Academy 
School of Discovery
Selma High School



“A” Honor Roll Luncheon
College Fair
Community Projects
Summer Camp
Senior Trip
Trio Day
Outstanding ETS Banquet
Educational Field Trip



  • Provide tutoring
  • Help select high school and college courses
  • Schedule visits to college campuses
  • Help prepare for college entrance exams including the ACT and SAT
  • Provide career counseling
  • Assist in filling out college applications
  • Provide financial and economic literacy education
  • Offer mentoring
  • Help complete financial aid applications, find scholarships, and complete the FAFSA


Corey Bowie - Educational Talent Search Coordinator - (334) 876-9290 - corey.bowie@wccs.edu
Sabrena Fulford - Secretary - (334) 876-9240 - sabrena.fulford@wccs.edu
Montego Hoskins - Talent Search Counselor (334) 876-9274 - montego.hoskins@wccs.edu
LaTonya Vasser - Talent Search Counselor (334) 876-9294 - latonya.vasser@wccs.edu